Sanyo Prototype Projector Is Bigger Than You
Just as netbook-like computing power was only possible by linking vacuum tubes and power cables in a warehouse, this is likely the first of many sure-to-be-smaller versions of Sanyo's short-range 1080p beamer. The unnamed device, which measures an incredible 93" x 20" x 25", has the ability to project a 1920 x 1080 image (Full HD) at 100 inches while being just two feet from the wall ahead. Two feet! If that's just not large enough, a 150" image can be accomplished with just one more foot of space.
The unit utilizes Sanyo's ultra-short focus projection technology. which reportedly "combines projector lenses and concave mirrors and projects light from the upper surface of the device." The brightness level is a staggering 7000 lumens, which means it can project a visible image even in dimly lit rooms. Furthermore, the DLP-based PJ boasts a color reproduction range that is nearly double that of typical LCD TVs; specifically, the color gamut is 170% of the NTSC standard. The craziest part? Sanyo actually hopes to commercialize this thing in 2012.